Monthly Archives: September 2009

Protecting the ones I love… from me

I’ve been thinking a lot, lately, about how well people respond to me, when I am bold and brave and daring and don’t let anything get in my way. I seem to have a sort of mystique about me, that … Continue reading

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A happy accident?

Lately,  I have been reading about right-hemisphere brain injuries, and it seems to me that some of it applies to me. What are some signs or symptoms of right hemisphere brain damage? Cognitive-communication problems that can occur from right hemisphere … Continue reading

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Putting it into pictures, getting on the good foot

It’s been a good weekend, thus far, and I had a great day yesterday. I started out Saturday morning doing my usual bike ride. I rode 30 minutes, and then I lifted weights for about 10 minutes after. The weights … Continue reading

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Vacation’s over… thank heavens

Funny, how the seasons go… For the past several years, I have been increasingly sedentary, not spending as much time outside in the summer, and then not in the winter. Now, I’ve been living in my current house for close … Continue reading

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Remembering how good it feels to move

Changing the cat’s litter box, last night, on a whim, I hoisted the 20-lb bag of litter and did 10 overhead presses, just for the feel of it. Pressing against the weight felt good, in a way I remembered from … Continue reading

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Because it must be done

I’ve recently come across a blog I really like – Absolute Twisted Zero – apparently it is a fictional blog following the daily endeavors of a TBI survivor. I’m not sure if the writer has actually sustained a TBI… the … Continue reading

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Learning to read… again

One of the things I’ve been really struggling with, lately, is my uneven ability to read and understand. I’ve always been an avid reader, but until the past couple of years, I never really understood that what I had thought … Continue reading

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… the winding milestones of my identity exoskeleton unraveling…

Absolute Twisted Zero has a really beautiful post out there – Seeds of Change… “… Look closely. You see the winding milestones of my identity exoskeleton unraveling. Rituals hold me together while identity reconstruction is underway. Identity helps organize my … Continue reading

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Work is my rehab

I’ve been thinking a lot, over the past weeks, about how I’ve gotten as far as I have in life. I’ve been thinking about the people I’ve met along the way who have sustained TBIs, both mild and moderate — … Continue reading

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Taking a break from my brain… or?

I just got back from a week-long vacation at the beach with family and friends. Some of them know about my history of TBIs, while others of them don’t. It was an interesting time — it was good to spend … Continue reading

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